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One thing that a lot of people dream about at a very young age is living in a castle. Before mansions started to pop up in more modern times, castles were seen as the symbol of luxury and power. These castles are a lot more rare now, but many of them are still standing. Most of these castles don’t belong to just one resident anymore, but they are still impressive to look at. Here are 26 extraordinary castles around the world that are still standing.
Castle Stalker is located on the west coast of Scotland, about 25 miles north of Oban and surrounded by water. It can bard to get there, but it’s a great tourist site.
Fyvie Castle is near the town if Turriff in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and is believed to have been built in 1211 by William the Lion.
Edinburgh Castle is a fortress that sets the skyline for Edinburgh, Scotland that is dated all the way back to the second century AD and was a stronghold for royals.
Mont st. Michel is located on the inland of Normandy, France and is located just about a half of a mile off the Northwest coast of France that was built in the 8th century.
Schwerin Castle is known as a palatial schloss that is in the capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany in the Schweriner Sea and is a piece of romantic Historicism.